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2018 Porsche Cayenne Review
Thanks to Carsguide and James Cleary for this comprehensive 2018 Porsche Cayenne review.
James Cleary from Carsguide says…
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“Since the Porsche Cayenne turned the automotive world upside down in the early noughties, it has continued to evolve and has grown to become one of the brand’s biggest sellers.
One size up from the mid-size Macan, it’s problematic for hardcore Porsche-philes, but there’s no doubting this five-seat SUV’s success, or the fact that it helps keep the famous German sports car maker well and truly in the black.
And this is the new, third-generation version, with an all-new chassis, fresh engines, and a bunch of dynamic, safety and multimedia tech enhancements.
And here’s Top Gear’s “verdict”…
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“Same-old looks hide a very well turned-out car. Good SUV, this…
The Cayenne remains the king of driver-friendly SUVs. The new chassis tech and reduced weight make it feel more like a performance saloon, to the extent you question why you wouldn’t just buy a performance saloon – or indeed a performance estate. But when you remember it’s also happy to drive across streams and through quarries and over fields on a pheasant shoot, it starts to make more sense.
The Turbo provides hours of laugh-out-loud fun, so long as you have the nerve to use it as intended, but we suspect the V6 S with a few well-chosen options is the better compromise. The arrival of a hybrid will help the social case for owning one, but if image isn’t a problem then fill your boots – this is a very complete machine.
Our 2018 Porsche Cayenne Summary
The 3rd generation Porsche Cayenne, without doubt, stamps Porsche as the company who changed (and continues to change) the SUV game if it wasn’t that already. It began with the first Cayenne release back in the early 2000’s and each release since has turned more and more heads.
Traditionally recognised as a pure sports car maker of coupes and convertibles, Porsche’s move into the SUV market was and continues to be a huge and timely success. It’s clear that Porsche saw the SUV serge coming early on as they continue as leading innovators in the luxury SUV space.